Expatriate Medical Care
The world is becoming a mobile place for all types of workforces, from blue collar workers to executives.
International health insurers are growing this book of business, and have to become more competitive and creative with the types of cover offered and levels of service.
One of the main areas that insurers have to look at is the levels of management of the claims for members in their country where they are working, without the member having to face the logistical complication of always having to refer back to the country where the insurer is based. This is usually expensive and time consuming.
For Africa, Interhealth is ideally situated in South Africa, and is the only company specialising in the management of expatriate medical claims in South Africa and has a network of service providers, providing access to treatment throughout the most areas of Africa. Interhealth is able to provide international medical assistance services, managing cases throughout Africa, and repatriating patients to the preferred destination for treatment, or back to their home country.
We understand Africa!
The benefits for our clients are that their members have a local or regional office to contact and work with, whereby we manage all aspects of their claims. We manage both inpatient and outpatient claims. This service offering is of great comfort to the insurers' corporate and individual clients, where they are assured of a local or regional contact points for their members.
Another huge benefit is that service providers are comforted that they have to deal with a local or regional company, without the complications of dealing with international funders and trying to chase their money from foreign companies.
Interhealth has an extensive network in South Africa and provides medical case management and cost containment. The benefit is that Interhealth is a South African company, understanding the complexities of the healthcare administration and charges. Interhealth has negotiated preferential rates with the majority of the service providers, thereby ensuring cost savings for our clients. Interhealth has negotiated immediate access to the majority of treating facilities in South Africa, thereby ensuring quicker and easier access to treatment for our client's members.
In India, Interhealth is able to provide similar services as in South Africa through our partner in India.
In Egypt and Afghanistan Interhealth is able to provide similar services as in South Africa through our associate offices in these countries.
In the Middle East, Interhealth is able to provide similar services as in South Africa through our partners in that region.
Interhealth has negotiated agreements with partners around the world, whereby we are able to offer the above services throughout most countries around the world.
Please feel free to contact us for information on how we can assist you!